Sprouting



I let the lilies lie in their lilted lullabies,
of corners that cobwebs craved their cries,
When flowers fell in gardens not groomed,
and all creatures crawling craved rays of the moon.

While humans hindered lights that lit night's street,
of no sheltering sidewalks solemnly did they greet,
On broken bottled pathways pondering in their time,
for all life's troubles planted and left behind.
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Submitted on October 16, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AAXX BBXX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 385
Words 64
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Jessie Ní Leacaí

I'm an Irish speaker, Belfast based. I design hats and headpieces in the wonderful art of millinery. I enjoy science, culture,art, music and have an affinity with the sea. I use 'big words' so invest in a dictionary when reading my poetry. I tolerate no ignorance more…

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